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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour. i'm richelle carey in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes... >> reporter: if you are afghan or muslim stand with us. if you are influenced by foreigners - this is a warning. afghan's president calls for unity as he blames i.s.i.l.-led fighters for a series of bomb attacks. iran pushes a plan for an end to the air strikes. plus, returning to everest a
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year after a tragedy, the back bone of nepal's climbing community calls for a better deal. >> i'm jonah hull on board an 18th century warship as she prepares to embark on her maiden voyage across the atlantic. >> we begin in afghanistan, where a group linked to i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for explosions killing 33 people. the attacks happened in the eastern city of jalalabad. one bomb exploded outside a bank as government employees waited to get their salaries. let's go to jennifer glasse who is in the capital. tell us about what happened in jalalabad. >> the interior ministry said it could have been worse than it was. they found and diffused two bombs before they could go off
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the three others of course killed so many, happened at the height of a busy morning rush hour. a suicide bomber detonated his bomb outside a bank in jalalabad. government salaries are paid here. >> i saw many people, ambulances arrived late. many died of their wounds. >> two other blasts targeted a shrine and another bank highlighting a difficult security situation. president ashraf ghani said groups affiliated with i.s.i.l. are to blame. >> translation: today the taliban did not take responsibility. d.a.e.s.h. took responsibility. international terrorists are responsible. they are not armies. if you are afghan or muslim,
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stand with us. if you are influenced by foreigners, this is a warning. >> reporter: ashraf ghani called this a new law asking afghans to unite against what he calls international terrorists. >> the claims that the fighters are affiliated with i.s.i.l. that that is who carried out the attack, if that's so, what does it mean for afghanistan? >> this is a worrying development. this is the first i.s.i.l. affiliated attack in afghanistan. such a large attack. the spokesman for an i.s.i.l. - the i.s.i.l. affiliated group sent a text message and posted a photograph of what they said was the suicide bomber. president ashraf ghani said for six months he's been trying to tell the informational community that it's not just a problem for afghanistan, it is a problem for the rest of the world. and that they have to pay
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attention. this though, president ghani saying that i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for the attack in jalalabad, killing 33, injuring more. it's worrying as the summer fighting season starts we saw fighting between the taliban around the country. last year was difficult. everyone wonders what this summer will look like. >> there's more to dig. >>, jennifer glasse live in kabul. later we'll speak to a security analyst about whether the new attack may serve as an avenue for the new afghan government to ask for help from abroad. >> saudi arabia announced a package of aid money. $274 million will be provided the amount that the u.n. asked for on friday. half of yemen's population is short of food.
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we have this report. >> reporter: aid workers in aden say this is as much as they can do for now. not everyone can be helped. there isn't enough food to go around. >> translation: we have given food to several families who have been displaced from surrounding areas. the aid we received was not enough for all internally displaced persons. we are hoping for more support. >> aden is the main seaport that used to provide a life line for the rest of yemen. 90% of the country's food was imported, and much coming through here, before the war. recently the residents watched the city turn from a commercial capital to this. some gather around a bombed out car they say belonged to a houthi official.
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aden was the government stronghold before the leadership left for saudi arabia. it's seen some of the worst fighting. many have lived through conflict, this is yemen's second civil war in two decades. with little or no activity in the aden port, food and medicine is needed. drinking water is hard to come by. charities warn the public water services could collapse. saudi arabia says it will provide the amount needed by the nations to give emergency assistance across the country. we just implemented the humanitarian flash appeal. it calls for almost $274 million, to met the lifesaving needs of 7.5 million people. >> that is a third of the population. let's go to our correspondent monitoring developments live in jizan, saudi arabia. close to the border with yemen. on the one hand saudi arabia is
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bombing targets in yemen, and on the other hand it's supplying all this aid money. what conclusions can we draw from that. >> saudi arabia reiterated since the beginning of the air tricks that the objective in yemen is not to destroy the enemy as much as it is to help yemen. they want ali abdullah saleh out of power, the houthis out of power. they are sending a message that they are there for the yemeni president. the situation in yemen is dire. they responded by a call for the united nations for this amount of money now. there are many problems before it can help the people. the terrain is difficult. saudis and allies are not on the ground. the u.n. condemned the houthis and ali abdullah saleh loyalists. how will they deal with them.
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who is in control? how do they coordinate the help to the civilians, the u.n. has this problem and four. the bureaucracy. it will take time in that respect, and they need to think of the infrastructure and the personnel in yemen, it's a lot to be answered before this can help the yemenis. >> so providing the aid and getting it to the people are two separate issues. what are we to make of the 4-point plan that iran put forward? >> sorry, can you repeat it. there's wind here. >> absolutely. i said what are we to make of the plan that iran put forward? >> we iran has put forward a 4-point plan that basically focuses on the humanitarian aid and ceasefire and talks. it's like the plan that russia has tried to table. both were rejected by saudi
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arabia. that's because saudi arabia doesn't trust iran or russia believing that the two countries are fighting with the houthis, and believes that iraq is interfering in yemen and without iran's help the houthis would not have done what they have done in yemen. the saudis are not - there's a lot of diplomatic efforts by many parties, the g.c.c. counties iran russia. every side in this war is eager to see an end, but the saudis are saying without the condition that the houthis put down arms and withdraw from aden there'll be no peace talks in this situation. >> thank you, live from jizan. thank you. >> as we have mentioned iran's
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president cit side saudi arabia leading the rebels hassan rouhani said they will harvest the hate. iran denies accusations it provided support for the shia houthis. he was speaking at the national army day parade. >> translation: the other nations should learn from the other nation's army they shouldn't attack children old people and women in yemen. attacks on the incident are a disgrace for the aggressors. >> here is more on the four point plan that they are talking about. it calls for an immediate ceasefire andened to all foreign attacks. it's appealing for urgent help for yemen, and calls for the resumes of dialogue by yemeni people, and the establishment of a national unity government. ibrahim hassan tali al asiri is the deputy director of the brookings center.
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he thinks the plan will not be taken seriously by the international community. >> i think the iranians should have invested effort in building a piece of land. that would refuse good potential. unfortunate ly the peace plan distant receive the minimum attention of international players whether it is the security council or anyone. >> i think iran is an important country, has an important role to play and can contribute a lot to changing the course of action. the nature and the content of the plan that calls for a ceasefire, in other words, and keeping the way or the forces where they are. in other words, keeping the houthis in the territories they have taken by force, including in aden and other parts, no one will accept or pay serious attention to a plan calling to stop the strokes in saudi
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arabia, and keeping the houthis where they are, and keeping forces where they are in yemen. the iranian initiative despite the important role they can play it was born dead and in western iraq, shelling by i.s.i.l. on baghdadi killed eight soldiers. in ramadi the capital of anbar, i.s.i.l. fighters look set to take the city. they've been in control of 75% of the province despite air strikes by the u.s.-led collisions and an offensive announced last year. you are seeing video of a jet flying over i.s.i.l. positions. thousands left the city because of the fighting christians in iraq are racing to save sol of their religions oldest artefact. thousands of manuscripts from
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stolen last year. >> winding through the hills in non-iraq. one of christianity's most sacred sites comes into view. this is a monastery, home to a line of christian patriarchs. >> this place is from the 7th century. a lot of christian monks are buried here who followed father hermit. if i.s.i.l. reaches here, they'll destroy this place. it is important to i.s.i.l.'s history. >> reporter: 12km away is the front line with i.s.i.l. the kurds ransacked this place. this monastery is made up of a series of caves. it's been carefully preserved because this is an important pilgrimage site. few tourists come here any more because the threat on the doorstep.
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i.s.i.l. set out to destroy christianity in iraq and wants the world to know about it. in mosul churches linked to the first apostle have been ransacked and thousands artefacts destroyed. what little was saved is moved between churches and guarded in secret locations across iraq. >> they came and said you have five minutes. i take it, my clothes and passport and five books. and this as well. >> in erbil we tracked down the archbishop of mosul who agreed to show us some of what he saved. this bible is handwritten in aramaic. >> this is the name of the father, the sun and the holy spirit. losing this history, he says, is a loss of dignity. >> and there is 160,000 people.
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they sleep in the streets, and i.s.i.s. take it, everything. in another monastery, the friar goes further. >> if it continues, it's a judgment for all the iraqi people history and culture. if we accept this, the people of iraq and history and culture will be murdered. if we let it happen, it will be our destiny, it's in your hands. in your hands to help or leave these people. >> if that call is unanswered. the legacy of the first people will be wiped out still to come on al jazeera - australia is trying to take advantage of warming relations between iran and the west. plus... >> this is a story about yachts, diamonds and money. i'm in tunisia. i'll investigate what has
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happened to the country's stolen assets and in spot, masters jampion jordan spieth -- champion jordan spieth hits back on day two of the tournament. andy has that story. more migrants arrived in the sicilian port of palermo. the italian government said the flood of migrants is unprecedented. 11,000 have been rescued in the last eight days. most are escaping war and per cent cues in the middle east and africa. the pope is calling for more to be done. paul brennan is live in catania, on the italian coast. tell us what is happening.
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>> this is on the north western tip of sicily among them were 71 men, 19 women, one of whom was pregnant, and three children. we don't know whether the children are unaccompanied minors making the crossing from north africa into europe. it is a desperate situation. and the latest that we have is that the general countries that they are coming from include syria, eritrea, somali ghana mali and senegal as well. you see how widespread the issue is. >> the entire world is paying attention to this and this issue is something that has gotten president obama's attention in washington. what are we hearing out of washington? well it's interesting.
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the italian prime minister matteo renzi has been over in washington and he met president obama for talks. they were wide-ranging talks, and one of the subjects that came up was the issue of the migration from north africa into europe. the americans concentrated more on the security issues concerns of the lack in many cases of a proper identification of the peep le -- people, and the worry, perhaps, of people connected with militant groups such as i.s.i.l. and affiliated groups in north africa may use the immigration as a way to gain access to europe. the italian prime minister it said it was to do with justice and the ability of mankind. >> is there a chance the flow of
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migrants might flow down soon? >> it's possible. listen, there's a glimmer of hope. over the past week we saw 11,000. that's a splurge, is lot of people in a short space of time. there's an argument to say the weather before the past week has been so bad they couldn't make the crossing. it was impossibly. potentially it was the case that there was a backlog that built up on the libyan side of the mediterranean, and the extraordinary numbers we have seen is a backlog cleared by the people traffickers. what may happen now is it settings down to a steady stream. it's a glimmer of hope. the other glimmer is we spoke to the coast guard, and they told us at the moment there are no rescue - active rescue
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operations ongoing, and they have not received may day calls at the moment. controls are continuing they don't have anyone to pick up and they are not bringing anyone into port. that, in itself would indicate that perhaps, just perhaps it's quietened down. a previous respite at least paul brennan, reporting life from catania. >> in south africa there has been attacks against immigrants in poor neighbourhoods of johannesburg. police have been patrolling the area after shops owned by foreigners were looted. the government is accused of not doing enough to protect workers. hundreds are taking refuge in camps, police stations and some left the country. charles stratford has more from one of the worst attacks in san jose. >> reporter: we are in downtown san jose which has seen some of the worst violence. there are a number of foreign owned businesses that were attacked.
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set fire to. last night there were two local men who were killed in a building to my left. now, we spoke to locals about those murders, and some were now, the majority, if not all of the migrant workers in this area left. and there is a police investigation over the murders. comments by some of the locals is an indication of how tense the situation is. it seems to be relatively calm across the city today. we hear reports that there was some looting of foreign businesses by locals in an area called alexandria in the north of the city. we heard that migrant workers in that area asked for police protection. the government came out again calling for calm. the police force is monitoring the situation in areas they describe as hot spots across johannesburg.
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>> zimbabweans are celebrating 35 years of independence from british colonial rule. robert mugabe the president, has been accused of rigging elections, political repress and human rights. high unemployment and soaring inflation is a worry. we have been watching celebrations in the national sports station in harari. >> this is a huge milestone for zimbabwe. looking back over the years about what went wrong in the country. many talked about the 1980s, and 1990s, when it was called the land of milk and honey thinks seemed to go down. the markets clashed. land reform took a turn for the
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worst. they are wondering 35 years on, if there is independence, but what about economic freedom. unemployment rate levels are high, people don't have jobs and say yes, let's be proud and celebrate 35 years of independence but there are huge challenges to face in this country. >> the project director of the international crisis group in southern africa told us that the ruling zanu pnf party contributes. >> certainly the situation deteriorated when the altercation between u.k., and zimbabwe in what was paid in terms of examination. certain moneys had been paid over 20 years. there was a confrontation about how the money was handled and the transparency or the absence
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around that process. land reform was not a major issue, but significant pressure lead to what happened in 1999 and 2000. and the poll suggests around zanu pf facing growing opposition. the land row form was part of an internal rejection as much as a need to respond to hunger. the elections were intended to create a platform of legitimacy for a government to forge forward after the 4.5, 5 years of on inclusive government. what we sa seen over the last year and a half to two years of the new significant u pf
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situation contributed to political and economic turmoil. a somali member of parliament has been shot dead. al-shabab fighters have been claiming responsibility of a drive-by shooting of a politician from the north-east state. he is the ninth mp to be killed in the past year a teenager has been killed after police fired on protesters in indian-administered kashmir. the student's family said he was shot in police custody. police confronted stone-thoing demonstrators after protesting over the arrest of separatist leaders a year ago an avalanche swept 16 climbers, mainly sherpas to their death. families are devastate by what happened 12 months ago now
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this woman surrounds herself with photographs of her husband who died when an avalanche roared down mt everest. >> i can't believe it. it's hard to come to terms when you cannot see the body. his body was never found. >> the youngest child was 19 months old, the oldest was six. >> i'll make sure my children are educated. i'll never have them educated on the mountain. i grew up without a father. i know what it is like to be fatherless. >> reporter: the avalanche was the worst disaster. it attract a lot of attention on how eye altitude sherpas were treated.
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a year on the government and climbers have been forced to recognise the value of these me, who formed the back bone of the industry. yielding to the pressure the government gave the families $15,000 examination. their insure has been increased. a new route has been ex-floored avoid avalanches, especially on the ice wall. >> we have not particularly changed the route. the route we are using this time is the very old route. it is a little longer, about two hours longer than last year's route. >> reporter: some of the guides say more has to be done. this person climbed everest eight times. he says it's about better training and standards. >> it's not just about increasing salary and insurance. the government has to check if there's enough technical air power to go up the mountain and if training standards are met.
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>> everest is open for business again. 30 teens set off for the base camp. >> now that the debate of pay and conditions are in the open. climbing on the mount han may enter a new era now to weather with richard, and big changes in the weather across europe. hello. >> certainly across western europe. we are looking at fantastic weather companies. we have paris, 26 degrees. london was not far behind. but the changes certainly came. this shot coming from munich in germany, and you see umbrellas very much the order of the day as a frontal system sweeps down from the north. it's a cold front doing what it says introducing cooler fresh air. polar air to the north, and warmer air to the south. as it comes through, it brought
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about a change in temperatures. to the north-west it's left an air of high pressure behind. to give you an example, take vienna temperatures. barely 12 degrees. now, as we look at the forecast through the remainder of today. there is the frontal system pushing south. that will be fairly heavy rain. and the black sea region it's looking unsettled. things not looking so bad across germany, u.k. and france. there's an area of low pressure. that should gradual by begin to - there's heavy showers across the south of france through the pyrenees. london and paris enjoying sun shine, if not warm sunshine ahead - find out why the indigenous people in guatemala
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prefer traditional laws. we take you in a lab where they can manufacture a human ear in about five hours. and in sport what the biggest name in athletics plans for the finale of his career.
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welcome back to al jazeera. let's look at the top stories. fighters linked to i.s.i.l. claim responsibility for a series of bomb blasts in eastern afghanistan. 33 people were killed in the
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city of jalalabad including government employees collecting their salaries from a bank the king of saudi arabia is ordering $274 million worth of humanitarian aid be sent to yemen. the exact amount asked for by the united nations to give emergency help to the yemenis hit by a 3-week long war. >> more migrants arrive in palermo. 11,000 have been rescued in over crowded boats in the past saying days. italian coast guard and police try to catch the smugglers. the top story. our guest joins us from kabul. we appreciate your time. the government in afghanistan is saying that a group linked to i.s.i.l. is responsible for these attacks. does that ring true to you.
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this is what the group claimed. the taliban denied the attack. a spokesperson for i.s.i.l. and afghanistan took responsibility for it. since the past several months we have been witnessing sporadic attacks. we don't have hard evidence of i.s.i.l. activities it's too early to say it was done by i.s.i.l. because the afghan government - still we have presence of u.s. in afghanistan. no one has evidence of i.s.i.l. presence in afghanistan. >> the state department of the united states obviously has condemned this and, in fact, last month spokesperson for the state department said this when asked about the possibility of i.s.i.l. being present in afghanistan. she said we believe the nai sant presence of i.s.i.l. in afghanistan represents a rebranding of a few marginalized
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taliban, but we are taking the threat with a dangerous rhetoric seriously, and said the potential emergence of i.s.i.l. brings an opportunity to bring the afghans and pakistanis together to confront a common threat. what could de the motivation for the government of afghanistan to say there may be a presence - an i.s.i.l. presence in the country. could it be to get the attention of the rest of the world? >> well the afghan government engaged the taliban in a dialogue in the past few months. not only the taliban, but the pakistani saudi arabia and china was involved politically. the government has been trying hard to convince the taliban to speak to kabul. suddenly there's a spectacular
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attack targetting civilians, it's difficult for the government to say that it was - that it was done by the dal ban, but for the -- taliban, but for the taliban accepting responsibility will create resentment amongst the order of people. this is a situation where the african government looks for the clues for this attack and this state government is not fast in condemning the taliban. it's crucial for the afghan to continue the dialogue with the taliban. they are not accusing the taliban for the attack. >> thank you for your insight on this we appreciate it australia foreign minister julie bishop flew to travis sanheim -- tehran where she discussed i.s.i.l. and iranian
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counterparts and hopes to benefit from lifting the sanctions. >> reporter: australia sees itself as a foot ex-port power house, and sells met and crops. rain is an untapped mark. australia wants to position itself to take advantage. that's why australia for instance july your bishop came here to iran a fortnight after the nuclear framework deal was agreed. hers is likely to be the first of many trips by politicians keen to trade. >> tehran was a major trading partner. things have changed. there's potential in terms of trade. >> reporter: iranians australians welcome the trip, but they and organizations like human rights watch ordered her to raise the treatment of citizens during the visit. >> if minister bishop can advocate for more respect for human rights and freedom of
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speech and freedom of expression and social justice in iran, that would be something that stops people from leaving the country, coming to australia. >> of nearly 40,000 asylum seekers who travelled by boat to australia between 2009 and 2013, a quarter came from iran. having stopped the boats with a policy of sending arrivals to australia is trying to send in other countries, australia is sending home hundreds that did arrive. >> to the iranians it's a major issue. they understand the australian domestic issue, >> iran understands sending messages and the issue of asylum seekers is more been sending a message.
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>> reporter: it's unlikely any agreement will be formalised on this trip. it's chiefly about laying the groundwork for the future. >> julie bishop has been on a whistlestop tour of asia, europe and the middle east. iran is a stopover on the way home. it is a significant stopover. one australia hopes will bring it an early mover advantage. now, israel agreed to pay nearly half a billion in tax. taxes to the palestinian authority, they froze the funds after they joint the criminal. israel -- international criminal court. israel great to release the money. the palestinians threatened to take the matter to the i.c.c. if israel didn't pay the full amount a billion dollars is missing after the revolution in tunisia. members of the former party is accused of escaping abroad with diamonds cash and valuables.
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with tunisias economy in crisis they believe not enough is done to get it back. >> reporter: the private school is on prime property. relatives of the former president wanted to build a shopping center here. the school's principal kept it open. he said ben ali asked for a chunk of profits from other education projects. >> translation: i told him there was a demand for a pharmacies study university and repeated the request, they have been rejected. he said okay but it has to be split 50/50. >> reporter: no one knows how much money the former ruling family got away with. estimates range between $2 billion-$11 billion. tunisia says some of the cash is
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in hundreds of bank accounts in switzerland. they have been given this insight into the family's luxurious lifestyle. their boats are docked in this port close to the presidential palace. during the revolution family members of the former president escaped by boat taking with them money, dinds and gold. -- diamonds and golds. tunisians have mixed feelings what should happen to the former ruling family but most agree something should be done to get the stolen its back. after four years of investigations only around $24 million has been recovered. >> i am not sure many countries are really willing to use the united nations convention against corruption in order to help bring back the money. as you know they use different
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means of hiding the action. you have so many screen companies, one behind the other. >> reporter: for many tunisians, ben ali and his associates didn't just steal from the country, they took people's sense of dignity. the reality is the schoolchildren will probably be adults before the assets are recovered. if they ever are. >> reporter: britain's foreign minister says argentina, starting legal actions over the falklands island is an outrageous piece of bullying. the government said it is theirs along with any oil found by three british and two american exploration companies that went to court. britain went to war with argentine na 1982 and the islanders voted to remain
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british. >> roadblocks brought a city to a stand still. roads were blocked with burning buses. the arrest of a drugs cartel leader the jinxed one sparked firefight between gang members, police and soldiers. two were injured, gang members were arrested columbia's president says patience with f.a.r.c. rebels is wearing thing. he called for a deadline on peace talks on the rebels and ordered a resumption on air tricts pictures contained showed they were killed as they slept. f.a.r.c. commanders deny breaking the ceasefire and blame the columbian army. >> translation: members of f.a.r.c. hear the national outcry. don't be deaf to the columbians who are clamoring that the time to end war has come. our patience is running out. we have to set time frames.
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if you want piece we must show it with piece, not wards. >> guatemala's legal system is recorded among the worst in latin america. corruption, inefficiency is high. against a background. crime, violence and overcrowded prisons, some indigenous communities are convinced traditional law is the answer. al jazeera's david mercer has more from the guatemalan highlands. >> reporter: delia is desperate. last year a long-term colleague persuaded her to co-sign an $8,000 line. her co-worker defaulted. and delia owes more than she could afford. rather than hire a lawyer, she took her case to the indigenous mayor's office. >> translation: i spoke to a lot of people. they told me that the people that make decisions are not influenced by money and bribes. they say that they treat
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everyone the same. they are strict. >> reporter: after hearing both sides of the story and reviewing documents officials rule in delia's favour and order her name removed from the creditor's list. hers is just one of more than a dozen cases that will be looked at today. for centuries after the arrival of the spanish, guatemalans native communities practice their open form of law. in 1960 civil war broke out, and the government clamped down on mayan traditions. it was only when the peace accords were signed 36 years ag0vthat their justice system made a comeback. >> the peace agreement brought with it guarantees to recognise the right of indigenous communities to manage their own affairs. since then mayan law has been linked to lynchings like this .
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>> reporter: outsiders link throughout communities like this. mayan justice with the rise in public lynchings since the end of the war. analysts say it is filling a power vacuum created by the failing justice system and is a way of curbing delinquency and avoiding juvenile violence. mayan justice relies on community leaders to settle conflict and solve crimes. reparations, community service and family participation are some of the measures used, as well as integration into society. the leaders that work here don't receive a salary, they say serving their people keeps them motivated. >> translation: our vision is to look beyond the presence to the future. the work we are doing doesn't just help us know, but teaches our children to give back to the community, this is how we hope to strengthen mayan law. >> reporter: with more than 2,200 cases, the mayor's office is inspiring other mayan leaders and offering hope for more peaceful communities.
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do keep it here. coming up on al jazeera, all the sport. a bowler would couldn't quite inspire his team to victory. victory.
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>> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> from coast to coast. >> people selling fresh water for fracking. >> stories that have impact. >> we lost lives. >> that make a difference. >> senator, we were hoping that we could ask you some questions about your legal problems. >> that open your world. >> it could be very dangerous. >> i hear gunshots. >> a bullet came right there through the window. >> it absolutely is a crisis. >> real reporting. >> this is what we do. >> america tonight. tuesday through friday. 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. . >> so you are wondering what it is, it's an ear. sounds like something from science fictionment researchers in the united states say they are able to grow human organs in
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a few hours. andy gallagher went to north carolina to see how the pioneering technology is working. >> reporter: it's technology a few years ago people would have thought impossible. here they are entering knew territory. key are 3d bioprinters used to build human orders. it takes five hours to make an ear. >> this is manufactured by pcl. >> reporter: it's used to ipp fuse living human cells. a technique that is used to build bladders heart valve and muscles. most of the work is funded by the u.s. department of defense but the implications everywhere is never far from reachers minds. >> we get the message that everything we do here will move
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towards human trials and enhance their life through the work that we are doing. >> luke is one of those who benefitted from early research. he was given a new bladder more than a decade ago and lives a healthy life. >> the applications for this technology is limitless literally. it is a few years before bioprinters are in hospital. it's a human factor that keeps the scientists pushing and breaking new barriers. it's hoped that new procedures will be pioneered, leading to the new construction. despite the progress there's a long way to go. >> you are never fully satisfied at what is being done. you know that there's so much ahead that needs to be done so many more patients dan benefit from the technologies.
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>> but the strides made here by staff from more than 50 countries changed lives. and are bringing hope to many more. >> remarkable stuff there. time for sport with andy. >> thank you so much. jordan spieth looks to be back in the form that saw him winging the masters. jordan spieth moving on from a poor first round. the 21-year-old experience shooting a 9-under par round of 62. level with his lowest ever pca round. this after a 3-over par round, putting him 6 understand. but he's 6 votes behind d leader. >> off and running. don't worry about the score. make birdies. got a couple of good breaks. the chip in on eight was a nice break for it to fall. all in all, we played well, i hit a lot of good pucks and most went in.
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. >> rafael nadal and novak djokovic are playing for a place in the final of the monte carlo masters, that getting upped way. the winner playing 6th steeded tomas berdych, who beat gale mon fills, to reach his first ever final. martine hingis lost out on a return to single action after an 8-year absence. the 34-year-old appearing for her country in a fed cup play-off due to injuries produced good moments. she went on to lose in straight sets 6-4, 6-0 now, chelsea could be about to take a big step to winning the title for the first time in five years. the london side are seven clear at the top. they are set to play the biggest rivals. they travel to second-place arsenal next sunday. first it's a home game against manchester united. >> the safest option is to win
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11 points, which we cannot do. we can't do it in two matches. we can do in seven. that's the safest option. we need 11 points. we go for them. we change nothing. . >> the other games, relegation threatened burly and lester. southampton can go fifth. arsenal getting ready ready to face reading in the f.a. cup. arsenal's 10th appearance in the competition in 18 evens. redding never reached an f.a. cup final. >> we know we have ability to beat ring. we have to do it on the day. they'll be supermotivated. wembley is a special day. it is something different. you better work hard and get the job done early. barcelona's manager said
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they have to move on and forget their big win. they are in action against valencia, without their midfielder, picking up an injury against psg. in a first season in charge they have a chance to repeat two shirts of the treble. spanish league, champion's league and club titles. >> it does not exist for me. it's about the league match against valentia, we don't have time, and it's not time for me to speculate. for me only this match exists. in the n.h.l. galchenyuk scored in overtime putting the senators up. p.k. subban was in the line-up after being injected for slashing he put them 2-1.
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and galchenyuk's goal took them 3-2 up. >> england fast bowler jimmie anderson is the highest test wicket taker in the country's history. efforts couldn't inspire a win against the west indies. this was anderson's record. taking him past ian botham. a midden first century saw the windies hold on for a draw. ending the day on 350/7. a record, but no win for anderson. >> my thought was we were back in the game, and had a sniff to win the game. when we got together as a group, the guys were congratulating me, which was really nice and usain bolt has been outlining a plan for the finale in his career, rio, hosting the olympics. they are said to be the 6-time
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gold medallist's time games. he hopes to sign you have with more medals and a world record. >> i want to break the 200m, that's my big goal, so i think to run under 19 seconds. i think this season it will be hard to do. the key thing is to stay injury free to go into the olympic season in the best shape i can be, so it will be easier. don't forget the web size aljazeera.com/sport for all the latest news. bangladesh beating pakistan in a one-day international for the first time, one of our rare stories. >> usain bolt a superstar. >> a war ship is about to set sale or a replica. it is about to make her maiden voyage across the ocean, and she
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is recreating a key role played in the american war of independence. our man aboard is jonah hull. >> reporter: the day of departure arrived. 55 crew members making preparations for the maiden voyage. recalling the crossing when it was carried on the original french naval frigate, bearing a message for general george washington that the for instance will come on side to help defeat the british, which is what they did in a series of battles and naval blockades. >> lav asset is a household name. even if people are not sure what he did. it gives us an in.
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and that allows us to have fresh ground. >> reporter: you can bring the memory the history back to life for people that forgot it. >> yes, in a respect history is what you make of it. we can payingmake a deal that prons made the deal. >> i'm happy i am sure i'm on the best ship in the world. with a good crew, and with an exceptional mission. >> reporter: they had a huge send off planned. there'll be an aerial fly past magnificent fireworks. the departure, maiden voyage has been more than two decades. 17 years it took to put together using ancient ship-building measurements. her time has come. >> a beautiful boat. stay with us a new bulletin of
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